Willow Smith
Willow Smith made a bold statement on social media. Instagram

Willow smith has stirred up fresh controversy after posting a snap of herself wearing a shirt depicting a topless nude woman on Instagram.

In the image, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett's 14-year-old daughter poses with her hands behind her head and a full face of makeup. The graphic shirt design features some Chinese writing as well as a floral design on the sleeves.

She captioned the offending snap with two simple hashtags: "#Vfiles #willowsmith'.

The provocative post instantly created a frenzy online, with many fans insisting the top was inappropriate attire for a young girl.

"Poor thing. She doesn't even realise how used up she will be by the time she is 25. And her parents don't realise it either. Sad," one critic said.

But it wasn't all bad. Some commentators hailed her bold spirit and knack for constantly pushing the envelope.

It looks like the Whip My Hair hit maker has developed quite the appetite for ruffling feathers.

Last year, Willow made headlines when a photograph emerged online showing her in a compromising position with former 21-year-old Hannah Montana star Moisés Arias.

Her mother later defended her daughter's actions, insisting that it was an innocent picture taken of two friends.

"Here's the deal. There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation," she told TMZ. "You guys are projecting your trash on to it and you are acting like covert paedophiles and that's not cool."